Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.

Name

E-mail

facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News

Entertainment

Film

Television

Music

On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time

Books

View from the Hill

NY WEST

Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities

Food

Sports

Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Pets

Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week

Ramblings

10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard

Auto

Kyle's Kars

Travel

Susan Michelle's Compass

Advice

Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona

Features

Dancing with Earthquakes

Archives

Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It

Columnists

Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews

Speak!

Sponsors

America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle

Humor

News Briefs

Local News

Books

News

Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages

ResourceINK

Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week



Ask Deanna

My Mother's Friend Is A User
Posted by Deanna M. on Jan 10, 2010 - 6:18:47 AM

Ask Deanna!
 

Real People, Real Advice

 
 
Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
 
 
Ask Deanna! is in Beverly Hills and can be heard every Sunday on KTYM AM 1460 at 3 p.m. in Los Angeles, Calif.
 
 
 

Dear Deanna!
My mother is being taken advantage by her best friend.  My mother is retired has plenty of money saved up and she’s enjoying the finer things in life.  Her best friend is a moocher and makes my mom pay for everything.  My mother is lonely and doesn’t have any friends so she thinks nothing of it.  This woman is going through her money left and right and I know she’s going to look up and one day be broke.  How do I get through to her?

Concerned Daughter              Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dear Daughter:
Your mother is enjoying life and her friend.  Before you place judgment or get in the middle of things ask your mom if she’s preparing for a rainy day.  If she is, you can rest assured that she knows what she’s doing and is planning her finances wisely.  You’re on the outside looking in and have no idea of their friendship.  You can calm down and chill and let your mom and her girlfriend do their thing and feel secure knowing that if she needs you, she’ll let you know.
 

Dear Deanna!
 
 

I broke up with my boyfriend over something silly and now I regret my actions.  I thought he was cheating on me with my best friend but they were actually buying me a gift.  I said some horrible things to both of them and they’re not speaking to me.  I want to get back with him but I think he is looking at my friend because she seems more mature than me.  What should I do if they start dating?  I know it’s my fault but it’s going to tear me apart.

 
 


Made a Mistake                                 Atlanta, Ga.

 
 

Dear Mistake:
 
 

You obviously have trust issues if you can’t feel secure with your mate or your friends.  Your foolish tongue has caused you to lose your relationship and your friend.  The only thing you can do is apologize to both parties and ask your boyfriend for another chance.  If he says no and goes with your buddy, then you learned a valuable lesson and if they’ll do this in your face, you didn’t need them anyway.

 
 

Dear Deanna!
 
 
I allowed myself to get pregnant because my boyfriend convinced me that we would be together and we were going to get married.  Now I am almost ready to deliver the baby and he has changed his mind.  He moved out of my house and now he’s not working and living with his mother.  I am so upset and don’t know what to do.  How do I handle this situation?
 
 

Anika                                      Online Reader
 
 

Dear Anika:
 
 
You lost your sense when you decided to fall for the oldest trick in the book.  There is no way you should have become pregnant without a husband and a plan.  You’re getting ready to be stuck with a baby, a bill for 18 years and a stupid-looking dead beat dad.  You need to look at your resources, get your money and education together and grow up.  When the baby is born, have a DNA test, get your child support and be ready to raise your child and keep it moving.
AskDeannaCanyonNewsPhoto_28.jpg
Deanna M.
 
 
 



 

Cliffside Malibu

-------------------------

-------------------------

 

Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.